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Butterfly Life Cycle

Butterfly Life Cycle

My graphic is fairly simple this week, lots of ellipses and triangles. I tried to create a continuity of shapes and colors as the butterfly developed.

Design Journal #5

Design Journal #5

I looked for animal graphics to give me ideas for my butterfly life cycle project and found these animals. I was impressed at the way the  designer used darker and lighter shapes to give depth to a 2-D object. I also thought it was interesting […]

Design Journal Post #4

Design Journal Post #4

A few months ago a friend shared this book on Facebook. Her husband is a graphic designer and historian and wrote a ‘cultural biography’ about Futura. After watching Helvetica I wanted to read about Futura. I’m only 50 pages in, but I thought for my […]

Web Banner

Web Banner

This is a banner for a site where I’m collecting all of my edtech projects. A friend’s husband recently wrote a cultural biography of Futura, ‘Never Use Futura’.  I decided to start reading it this week after watching Helvetica. It’s doing an effective job of […]

Design Journal Post #3

Design Journal Post #3

I loved the design on this page for The New York Times. The 3-D effect drew my eye deeper into the page to see the details at the deepest layer. I like the way the colored layers move like flames and point towards the runner […]

Two Examples of C.A.R.P.

Two Examples of C.A.R.P.

Disclaimer – I don’t know anything about holy yoga. =) I found this image online and liked the design. Contrast – Three different sections have contrasting colors of white, gray, and black. The turquoise text creates another layer of contrast and pops out of the […]

Design Challenge #2 Flyer

Design Challenge #2 Flyer

 I tried a few different things for the flyer assignment. The ‘Rite of Spring’ one was the last one I created and my favorite. Contrast – I created contrast by making the colored triangles behind the text to help it stand out a bit more. […]

Design Journal Post #2

Design Journal Post #2

                                          I like the way these two images have a graphic that runs through multiple panels and ties everything together. In the Captain America/Thor image […]

Design Challenge #1 – Stoddard Sisters

Design Challenge #1 – Stoddard Sisters

These are two of my nieces. I edited the RGB channel to lighten the girls’ faces and the photo in general. Then I added a hue/saturation layer to bring back some color. I created a light blue sky using the brush tool and then the […]

Design Journal Post #1

Design Journal Post #1

http://www.influenciatendance.net/lerapport/2014/   I’m discovering that a lot of the design pieces that I like are very pretty, but often serve very simple functions, like looking pretty to sell something. As I’ve been reading the chapters in Lohr and looking at the examples of instructional visuals, […]